Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Online
In July 2018 there were over 300 major online English as a Second Language (ESL) schools operating. The industry is getting more sophisticated and demand is growing all the time.
The main reasons, of course, is cheaper high-speed internet costs across the world. Students and parents wanting to be taught online because of cheaper costs, no traveling to ESL private schools, convenience and time flexibility.
With this, is a high demand for native and fluent English teachers with a TEFL / TESOL certification. Mainly from 6 native English-speaking countries (UK & Ireland, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) Most online schools are always actively recruiting qualified TEFL teachers from these countries.
We can’t list all the schools here, but below are some of the more established schools, their requirements and how much they pay.
Rates in per hour in US Dollars
Online Schools that require a degree (in any field)
Hujiang 12 – 20 GoGoKid 14 – 20
SayABC 15 – 28 iTutorABC 14 – 24
Nicekid 15 – 24 Orange Talk 18 – 22
Liulishuo 17 – 22 Boktutors 13 – 18
Ingo 15 – 20 DaDa 16 – 25
Say ABC 15 – 25
Online Schools that don’t require a degree
Berlitz 9 – 15 Right Learning 10 – 12
EnglishDom 9 – 10 QuQuABC 17 – 23
eTeacher Group 5 – 10 HelloKid 5 – 14
Open Languages10 – 15 Iboux 5 – 15
IQBar 12 – 16 Go For Languages 12- 16
Online Schools offering Teaching Via Smartphone/Tablet/Apps
Cambly 10 Palfish 10-18
The Talk List 10 Face Talk 3 – 10
Rype App 9 – 11 Edoo Pad 5 – 15
Boxfish 20 – 22 SnapLingo 18 – 22
Jiliguala Ed 18 – 21 Tutoring 10 – 14
Online Freelance Platforms
Creating a profile with a platform that connects teachers with students. While some of the above teaching apps provide this service, below are some PC/Laptop based providers of this service. You set your own hours and rates so there are no average salaries listed.
Tutorme iTalki Verbling Café Talk Verbal Planet
As you can see from the lists, you are likely to get paid more if you have a degree. If you don’t have one then expect to get paid a little less in the beginning. You can always work your way up in one company to a higher pay grade and use that reference and experience to apply to other schools.
Many ESL online teachers in this industry work for more than one school and make a good living working the hours they want, when they want and wherever they are.
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